45 Albanian civilians were found in the town of Racak at January 16th, 1999 who were executed by the Serbian army, eventually triggering 78-day Nato campaign against Yugoslavia. In the same year Kosovo was placed under transitional UN administration which would solve country's destiny.
UN Special Envoy of Kosovo Martti Ahtisaari is likely to announce the plan in the near future now that the Serbian parliamentary elections have been held in which the democratic parties held their positions, but only slightly.
What will be Kosovo's destiny, what do you think it should be?
Well I don't know, but I think I'm one of the few on these boards that actually were down there during the war. And back in those days, I would probably say that it should be under UN control. Serbians and Kosovians(???) can't stand eachother so place them under the same flag is impossible if you ask me. I'm not very into the subject these days, but I have friends that still serves down there, and they are saying that they are no way near independence due to their lack of capability orginaize.
Snipes With Artillery
22nd March 2005
Currently, I think the best solution is for it to remain under UN control, it needs to have people prepared for self-government, which I think should be the ultimate goal.
I say the best solution for this hard issue would be wide autonomy for Kosovo under the Serbian rule after few years. The Serbians have strong spirit of nationalism and independent Kosovo could spark up even more tensions.
The main reason for my suggestion however is the fact that Kosovo is only a poor country without economic potential and is mostly surrounded by Serbia anyways: the independency wouldn't be actual independency due to lack of political and economic maneuvering space.
I don't think Kosovo being put back under Serbian controle would be such a great idea, after all Serbia did attempt to wipe them out last time, and "wide autonomy" can be "widely interperated"